The San Antonio Spurs have the best record at home in the Western Conference. Today the Spurs' record becomes 15-1 as they beat the Bulls 94-79. The Spurs' leading scorer was Tony Parker, collecting 28pts and having 5 assists. Tim Duncan got most of the boards by having 11 rebounds and getting 8 pts and 2 blocks. Ime Udoka had the time of his playing career as a Spur with 12pts [he's one hell of a 3-pointer]. Bruce Bowen & Matt Bonner each had 12pts. And Michael Finley, who's been playing more minutes than he usually does, contributed 15pts. Francisco Elson is back from the injury list but still not in condition with only 2pts, 3 rebounds, & a block. On to the Chicago Bulls side, Ben Wallace wasn't shooting well but Bulls' interim coach Pete Myers said Ben did a good job in containing Duncan. Wallace had 2pts with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Even Andres Nocioni wasn't in the rhythm with only 3pts & 4 rebounds. The Bulls' top rebounder was Joe Smith having 11 boards and with 19pts. Ben Gordon, Luol Deng, & Chris Duhon are all in double figures, with 18pts, 12pts, & 13pts respectively. But unfortunately the entire team was only shooting 41% that'll make their record even worse. And honestly, I don't like Pete Myers to be their coach. Peace out Myers fans! [if there are] =P
For injury news, Manu Ginobili, as expected, was out of the game and is going to joined by Brent Barry, who has sported a strained left calf. Just when will the Spurs lineup be complete? This month, the Spurs really filled in their injury list with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, Francisco Elson, & now Brent Barry. Who will be next? I hope none.
I do not disagree that the Spurs are getting old but they are tougher than what they seem to be. I just hope that when the Playoffs come, the Spurs will be healthy. As for the Bulls, they are having one of their worst seasons ever.
Bulls-Spurs game Stats
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